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Fourth of July Commission

Celebrate the 4th of July Milwaukee

City of Milwaukee Fourth of July festivities are postponed for 2020 because of the current pandemic. Activities, including parades, picnics, and fireworks that were scheduled to take place in parks around the city, will resume in 2021.

"After 40 plus years of being involved in the 4th of July celebration this is a tough decision but the only right one," Fourth of July Commission Chair, Cheryl Cieciwa said. "We are disappointed we will not be gathering with our friends and neighbors to celebrate the 4th this year, but we look forward to resuming this cherished Milwaukee tradition in 2021."

Since 1911, the City of Milwaukee has provided its citizens, neighbors and visitors a safe and friendly celebration of America’s independence.

In parks throughout the city, families and friends gather for picnics, games, bicycle and doll buggy parades and talent contests. At night the sky is filled with fireworks bursting all over town.

2020 Theme: America the Beautiful

Celebrate the 4th of July safely!
Fireworks are illegal in the City of Milwaukee.

Check back in 2021 for Event Schedules at these parks:


Alcott Park
Enderis Playfield
Gordon Park
Humboldt Park     
Jackson Park
Dr. M L King, Jr. Park
Lake Park 
Lincoln Park
Mitchell Park

Noyes Park
Sherman Park
Washington Park
Wilson Park

For current updates, follow these parks on Facebook!


The 4rt Milwaukee  

Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617  


City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette L Crump  


Lafayette L. Crump


Phone Number  414-286-5800

Fax Number 414-286-5467

4th of July Commissioners

  • Cheryl Cieciwa, Chair
  • Judith Kohnlein
  • Patrick Koszuta
  • Naomi Miller
  • Tim Murphy
  • Linda Zellmer

2020 Meeting Dates

  • 4/18/20 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway
  • 9/19/20 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway
  • 11/7/20 - 9 am - 841 N. Broadway

Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee's 4th of July Celebration would not be possible without the support and cooperation of Milwaukee County Parks.
Additional support provided by Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division.

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